There are a bunch of websites that are optimized for the “leanback” GoogleTV experience. I wanted to get these pages to load on my ubuntu media computer in my living room. To launch chromium that mimics GoogleTV, launch it using:

/usr/bin/chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U: Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.127 Large Screen Safari/533.4 GoogleTV/b39389"

Now you can go to sites like http://www.radioparadise.com/ and it will automatically be formated for your living room enjoyment!

For bonus points, lets open it up to the GoogleTV spotlight which has a list of optimized sites:

/usr/bin/chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U: Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.127 Large Screen Safari/533.4 GoogleTV/b39389" "http://www.google.com/tv/spotlight-gallery.html"

If you have any more tricks like this, please let me know!

 

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